Please, Report Me to the New White House Snitch Czar
Posted by E. on August 5, 2009
While the above videos are about health care reform (or health insurance reform, or just plain health reform (the White House keeps changing its terminology du jour) (and what in the heck is “health reform” anyway? gonna make me sick if I’m not already?) ) this post is really to call your attention to the new governmental request that you rat out your neighbor, comrade.
If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
That from the official White House website, which claims that the above videos are fishy because they inaccurately portray the Potentate’s views on health care. The more accurate views, they say, are in clips like this one (that they claim we won’t show you):
Seriously, I’d rather have not included it just because SIX MINUTES LONG! But really, about the first two minutes are banter between a member of the press corps and Dumbo (hey, HE is the one who thinks his ears are big, it’s in the video), so you can skip forward to the 2 minute mark if you want (but you may miss the ear insecurity). Anyway, if you watch the whole video, listen carefully to what he is saying. And remember this very important word: SUBTEXT.
So, watch the first two videos and listen to what he has been saying for years, and then watch the White House video and listen to what he is saying now, and really? They aren’t all that inconsistent (how many times does he use the word “if” when speaking about private health insurance?). The White House just thinks we’re too stupid to see it.
But, we’re not. At least, I’m not.
So, there you go. I’ve blogged negatively on the web about President Obama and his ideas on health care reform. Lucky for you, the White House has set up its official snitch line. Go ahead. Be a stooge. Report me.
Then, if Obama makes it into a second term, sit back, relax, and watch history begin repeating itself (speaking of long, you’ll want to scroll down and start with the quote about Moshe the Beadle).